Canada sees Repsol LNG as fastest way to boost gas supply to Europe

Canada sees Repsol LNG as fastest way to boost gas supply to Europe

Canada’s East Coast has only enough natural gas supply to accommodate one new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, and the project that would boost shipments to Europe the fastest is Repsol SA’s, Canada’s Environment Minister told Reuters. In May, Canada said it was in talks with Spanish company Repsol’s LNG facility in New Brunswick … Read more

Top civilian Mountie rebukes RCMP Commissioner for ‘appalling’ behavior at behest of federal government

Top civilian Mountie rebukes RCMP Commissioner for ‘appalling’ behavior at behest of federal government

Lia Scanlan, director of strategic communications for the Nova Scotia RCMP, testifies at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Truro, NS on June 8.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press A senior civilian Mountie sent a strongly worded letter to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki last year, … Read more

Federal government accused of interfering in RCMP operations after NS massacre

Federal government accused of interfering in RCMP operations after NS massacre

Allegations that the Liberal government interfered with RCMP operations to push a gun-control agenda swept through Canadian politics Tuesday, following the release of documents to an inquiry investigating the 2020 massacre in Nova Scotia. The charges — denied by RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and former public safety minister Bill Blair — came in the wake … Read more

Canadian-made drones show promising new technology for demining efforts in Ukraine

Canadian-made drones show promising new technology for demining efforts in Ukraine

A drone from Canadian company DraganFly takes off to scan a demonstration mine field using a magnetometer, in Dmytrivka, Ukraine, on June 16.Anton Skyba/The Globe and Mail A massive Canadian-made drone rose into the sky over a village near Kyiv on Thursday, and began to scan the ground below for mines and other unexploded ordnance, … Read more

‘Surreal feeling’: Nanosatellite built in Nova Scotia set to go into space

‘Surreal feeling’: Nanosatellite built in Nova Scotia set to go into space

A tiny satellite built in Nova Scotia is ready to blast off into outer space. LORIS, which stands for low-orbit reconnaissance imagery satellite, is a nanosatellite, designed and built by students at Dalhousie University’s Space Systems Lab. It’s 20 centimeters tall by 10 centimeters wide and weighs just under two kilograms. Project lead and space … Read more

‘Surreal feeling’: Nanosatellite built in Nova Scotia set to go into space

‘Surreal feeling’: Nanosatellite built in Nova Scotia set to go into space

A tiny satellite built in Nova Scotia is ready to blast off into outer space. LORIS, which stands for low-orbit reconnaissance imagery satellite, is a nanosatellite, designed and built by students at Dalhousie University’s Space Systems Lab. It’s 20 centimeters tall by 10 centimeters wide and weighs just under two kilograms. Project lead and space … Read more

Mounties say cellphone alerting was ‘not on our radar’ at Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry

Mounties say cellphone alerting was ‘not on our radar’ at Nova Scotia mass shooting inquiry

RCMP Supt. Dustine Rodier provides testimony regarding the Alert Ready system at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry into the mass murders in rural Nova Scotia on April 18/19, 2020, in Truro, NS on June 7.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press Nova Scotia Mounties say they were unaware of how to use Canada’s Alert Ready cellphone warning system … Read more

Nova Scotia reverses course, scraps non-resident property tax

Nova Scotia reverses course, scraps non-resident property tax

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston in March, 2022. The Premier said the now-cancelled tax hike was an attempt to slow real estate speculation.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston has reversed course on a plan to hike taxes on properties owned by non-residents, saying he was concerned about the damage it would cause … Read more

‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy leaves Ottawa after weekend of demonstrations

‘Rolling Thunder’ biker convoy leaves Ottawa after weekend of demonstrations

Protesters in Ottawa on April 30. The Ottawa Police Service did not specify how many officers it had on hand for rallies that organizers had branded as the ‘Rolling Thunder’ demonstration. Spencer Colby/The Globe and Mail Ottawa residents and police breathed a sigh of relief on Sunday after protesters who had prompted a large security … Read more

Nova Scotia eyes higher taxes for non-residents to take edge off housing crisis

Nova Scotia eyes higher taxes for non-residents to take edge off housing crisis

Nova Scotia is proposing to squeeze out-of-province property owners with two taxes that the government says will help to take the edge off of its burgeoning housing crisis by freeing up units for the province’s residents. The province says it is responding to the housing crunch sparked by a surge in population since the onset … Read more